Talent Director Salary

Median pay for Talent Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $99K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. There are far more female Talent Directors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Most Talent Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,274 - $150,610
MEDIAN: $98,869

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$62,274 - $150,610  
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$63,199 - $163,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Talent Director

  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
  • Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
  • Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Talent Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $78K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $88K on average. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $120K. Talent Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $125K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


80 %
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%